Top 5 European Family Ski Resorts

Are you ready to take your ski vacation to the next level with the kids in toe this year? The majesty of the Alps, the history of the Olympics and small Bavarian villages that exude never-ending holiday bliss invite you into their embrace with Snow balls, bunny slopes, and hot chocolate.  Bring your family, everyone is welcome.

European Family Ski Resorts

Serre Chevalier (France)

Serre Chevalier (France)

In the southeast of France, Serre Chevalier welcomes your family to 155 miles (250 kilometers) of slopes, restaurants, shops, and activities for all ages. Accommodations range from 4 stars hotel to family hotel, Apartments, Luxury Accommodation, Bed & Breakfasts’, Holiday Villages, Residences, Campsites, Youth Hostels, and Holiday Centers. The highest point of the resort if at 2830 meters found on the Yret Pike. A proud recipient of the famille Plus label in 2008, Serre Chevalier welcomes families and children. The resort specializes in personalized welcomes for families, events organized for all ages, price structuring for large and small groups, collective and individual activity planning, local medical facilities, and the highest possible care for your children from certified professionals. The aim of Serre Chevalier is to listen to your needs and respond to your suggestions.

La Rosiere (France)

La Rosiere (France)

Located on the French-Italian border, La Rosiere forms part of the L’espace San Barnardo skiing area at an altitude of 1850 meters. Many catered ski-chalets provide visitors with services and accommodations in a wide range of hotels and apartments in the village of Les Eucherts. The resort boasts the label “Famille plus Montagne” (Family & Mountain) due to the many child friendly facilities and activities making it a fantastic destination for the family ski holiday. Historically, La Rosiere is the region where the world famous St Bernard breed of dog takes its name and the chapel nestling in the country is where col. Hannibal is thought to have marched his elephants through this area on his passage through the Alps.

 

St.Moritz (Switzerland)

St.Moritz (Switzerland)

From the top of the world at 5978 feet (1822 meters) St. Moritz is the oldest winter holiday resort of the world found in the Engadine valley of Switzerland. Host of the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics, St. Moritz welcomes its visits into a lap of luxury, frivolity, and history. Travelers will enjoy comfortable climate fantastic skiing and snowboarding on 350 kilometers of superbly prepared runs, hiking, and the famous Cresta Run toboggan course. In the lap of luxury is the Big Five 5-star hotels designed with the needs of the elite traveler in mind. St. Moritz offers more than other resorts with unique activities such as horse-riding on ice, ice-golf, and cricket and polo tournaments. Over 200 runs and 56 ski lifts offer good skiing for beginners, intermediate and family skiers, but skiing in St. Moritz is not the main point. From the spa to the slope, St. Moritz is your place to escape into extravagance. St. Moritz is a true winter wonderland!

Alpe-d’Huez (France)

Alpe-d’Huez (France)

The charm of the French Alps draws everyone from the professional cyclist striving to push their machines to the brink to innocent children aching to learn how to grasps ski poles and lean into the mountain on the bunny slopes. Also known as the Island in the Sun (L’lle au Soliel) Alpe-d’Huez is one of the most popular resorts for the ski holiday of your dreams; The Alpe-d’Huez boasts of hosting the 1968 Olympic Bobsledding event.  Designed around ski schools, the resort caters to the needs of the beginning and when the skis come off the entire family will enjoy the outdoor heated pool, ice skating, sledding and shopping. The Alpe-d’Huez is hope to 123 runs, 84 lifts, 6 cable cars, 10 gondolas, and night skiing 2 days / week. The longest run is 16 kilometers. The fascination with this family friendly resort does not stop on the slopes.

Pas De La Casa (Andorra)

Pas De La Casa located in the Principality of Andorra in the watershed of the prodigious Pyrenees Mountains on the French border, the resort offers a village like atmosphere for families with children, beginners, shopping and snowboarders. With 120 miles (192 kilometers) of runs linked by a modern lift network, Pas de la Casa caters to all the exploring the mountain. There are gentle green slopes for beginners to learn on and some nice blue ones to move on to once the basics have been learned. For the more experienced there is a mixture of red and steep black runs to spend your time exploring. Snowboarders are taken care of with access to a board park and half pipe.

 

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